The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to more than double by 2060 — and comprise nearly one quarter of the entire U.S. population. Illness, disability and dependency threaten older Americans, since aging is the greatest risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, many cancers and dementia.
Imagine reaching the century mark and still honing your tennis game, driving, or doing the daily crossword on your iPhone. We can’t live forever, but we can delay age-related health issues in order to live longer, healthier lives.
JAX is building a future where the fundamental biological processes of aging are slowed, where older people’s immune systems are boosted to better fend off disease, where organs are regenerated, and where symptoms of dementia are prevented from ever appearing.
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Genomic technologies and specialized mouse models are helping us decipher the health changes that occur due to aging, and how to delay the onset of disease. Learn more